Sunday, November 26, 2006

So anyway...

So I've been out of touch with my own blog for the last few months. There's an excellent explanation for this but I'll sum it up with: Life just stopped being funny for awhile.

Events of the last months have tipped my life upside down, left me on most days either crying on my mother's shoulder or waiting anxiously for her to get off work so I could cry on her shoulder some more. I have had moments when tall buildings, sharp objects and train tracks began to look very appealing for all the wrong reasons. Much Kleenex has been used since summer. Mom has very soggy shoulders.

So, anyway.

Life, as it so often does, goes on. Things are looking up. Mom's shoulders are drying out. (I'm keeping the Kleenex stock, though. You know. Just in case.) I'm starting to see that much good has come from the hell that I'll always remember as the summer of 2006. I'll not be sharing the details here, of course. I do have SOME limits as to what I'll share with the world in general.

I'm contemplating the notion that I may actually be okay again, someday. And you'll be thrilled, as I certainly am, to know that life is STILL a funny thing.

So I guess what I'm saying is: I'M BACK! And guess what? I'm MOVING! As in selling the house, packing up and moving. Funny, funny stuff, especially when moving with Hubs and Son. Okay, funny and frustrating. I'm going with the funny stuff though. And I'm going to put it all right here.

Thanks for waiting for me.


Ronni said...

I knew you'd be back!

I'm sorry your summer has been so very bad. Mine has had its ups and downs, as well, but, unfortunately, I'm the mom whose shoulder is dampened by the tears of my daughters. My own mom is no longer available.

So take some advice from me, and cry away. Take advantage of that welcoming shoulder while you have it. It's irreplaceable.

Stacey said...

Hi Ronni! Great advice. I wish I'd realized earlier in life what a great friend and aly I have in my mother. Without her I would probably still be sniveling and whimpering and mad at the world in general. She's an incredible woman, my mom. I'll never take her for granted again.

Ronni said...

Stacey, you have been wonderfully discreet about the problem. I don't know if your move is connected with it in any way, but it sounds like a new start for you and your family.

You are a wise young woman.

Stacey said...

Thank you, Ronni. We've actually been talking about moving for the last couple of years. There are a lot of reasons for moving i.e. we'd like to be closer to Hubby's job (gas prices have been a budget killer) and there are resources in the big city that we need to be closer to right now. This is a great town, as far as tiny towns still living in 1912 go, but we need more than it can offer at the moment.

Nadine said...

Stacey, I'm so glad you're back. You've been missed!